Sean Tubbs

I am Sean Tubbs, a journalist in the Charlottesville region and founder of Town Crier Productions. This site is Information Charlottesville, an archive of articles written in the past few years. Many of them originally were posted as part of Charlottesville Community Engagement, my newsletter and podcast.

Mitchell and Schwarz appointed to be chair and vice chair of Charlottesville Planning Commission

There is new leadership at the Charlottesville Planning Commission as two members with many years of experience as appointed officials have been selected to run the meetings. Commissioner Karim Habbab read the report from the nominating committee at the group’s meeting on September 12.  “The chair is Commissioner [Hosea] Mitchell and the vice chair Commissioner [Carl] Schwarz,” Habbab…

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Greene County lifts mandatory water restrictions

After eight days, Greene County has removed limitations on customers of public water following rainfall that recharged the public water supply. However, officials are still encouraging water conservation.  “While recent rainfalls have increased the water level in the Rapidan River, we could return to low levels without further precipitation,” said Alan Harrison, Director of Greene…

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UVA submits plans for new energy plant at Fontaine Research Park

The University of Virginia has plans to expand the Fontaine Research Park to include the new Paul and Dianne Manning Biotechnology Institute. The state institution has now filed plans with Albemarle County for a new energy plant that will provide utilities to the institute. “The Fontaine Central Energy Plant will provide district heating and cooling…

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Albemarle and Charlottesville officials urge community to conserve water

Dry conditions throughout the area have prompted both Albemarle County and Charlottesville to issue press releases this week to urge community members to conserve water.  “Recovery from moderate drought-like conditions may take several months, depending on the amount of rain we receive and the severity of the dry conditions in the watershed,” reads the press release…

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Albemarle Supervisors move forward with $178M in bonds with a third to be devoted to land purchase

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors has followed through with a prior decision to purchase 462 acres of land near Rivanna Station. On Wednesday, Supervisors voted unanimously to authorize the issue of municipal bonds to finance the property acquisition as well as items in county’s capital improvement plan.  “The financing plan that we have before the…

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